To me, U2 have only ever released one bad album. HTDAAB is really unlistenable to me, its awful - the only song worth listening to is a full on live Vertigo (from the Vertigo Tour) - and that's debatable.
ATYCLB - my second least favorite, but WAY better than Bomb.
NLOTH - If it wasn't for Magnificent, Boots, Crazy and SUC - this album would be very enjoyable to me. If they had put the linear version of Winter on it, and Soon, then this would be a really good album. It has U2's best song (Cedars) since Pop.
SOI is OK - nothing special. Certainly not a creative high point by a LONG way, but its better than Bomb.
They are not done yet, but there is an awful lot riding on SOE, if it ever comes out.
I don't understand how people can say atyclb is way better than bomb. behind is their most bland, sugary, beige release ever. at least bomb has a few colours. it's not my favourite, but let's not kid ourselves, behind is the lowest the band have stooped In their career.
There isn't one single song on Bomb that I can even try to listen to. Every song is just awful to me. Yahweh, Miracle Drug, Love & Peace, Man And A Woman are some of the worst songs I have ever heard. The ONLY song I USED to like was Crumbs, and that's even hard for me now.
On ATYCLB I love the song Grace, and Kite and Walk on are - OK!